Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2011 to 12/31/2011
Carson National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Camino Real Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Canjilon Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  El Rito Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Jicarilla Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Questa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Carson National Forest,  Tres Piedras Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Supplement to the Final EIS for Invasive Plant Control Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/01/2000
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
05/2012 John Phillips
575-638-5526
jcphillips@fs.fed.us 
Description: A supplement to the Final EIS for Invasive Plant Control Project on the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests to disclose, review, and assess additional information.
Location: UNIT - Carson National Forest All Units, Santa Fe National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos. Carson and Santa Fe National Forests in New Mexico.
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Carson National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Proposed Forest Plan Amendment for Management of Planned and Unplanned Ignitions
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 04/06/2009 
Expected:12/2011
 
02/2012 Audrey Kuykendall
575-758-6200
akuykendall@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Carson National Forest proposes to amend its land and resource management plan to change forest-wide and management area prescriptions for fire management and update language related to fire terminology.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27742
Location: UNIT - Carson National Forest All Units. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Rio Arriba, Taos. Carson National Forest.
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Carson National Forest,   Camino Real Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2011 Sipapu Ski Area Summer Operation Projects
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/06/2011  09/2011 Amy Simms
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Carson NF proposes to authorize the Sipapu Ski Area to permanently install an existing temporary lift, install a buried snow-making pipeline, and remove selected trees within the existing permit area.
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 22N, R. 13E, Sections 10 and 15. Within the boundary of the Sipapu Ski Area.
Agua Piedra Flood Damage Repair
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 08/23/2011  09/2011 Zigmund Napkora
575-758-6311
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair flood damage near the Agua Piedra Barrier Free Site by stabilizing portions of streambank and installing channel structures along the Rio Pueblo, re-establishing pier access, removing damaged sidewalk and connecting to day-use parking area.
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - *Corrected location* T. 22N, R. 13E, Section 14. Agua Piedra Barrier Free Day-Use Site and Fishing Pier.
Angostura Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 08/05/2011  10/2011 Amy Simms
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve recreation opportunities by delineating parking; reduce sedimentation and enhance native riparian vegetation by rehabilitating user-developed spur roads; issue a special use authorization for access to private property.
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - *Corrected location*T. 22N, R. 13E, Section 30. At the junction of State Highway 518 and Forest Road 89.
Molly Mine Claim Mineral Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 09/26/2011  10/2011 Amy Simms
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit mineral exploration, not to exceed one year from the time of initiation of operations, at the existing Molly Mine Claim (MC#189054/189055) site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36368
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 25N, R. 13E, Section 27. Molly Mine Claim (MC#089054/089055).
Romero Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Melvin Herrera
575-587-2255
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will entail the felling and removal of trees in addition to prescribed burning on approximately 1,300 acres to improve wildlife habitat and forest health. Project area is comprised of primarily ponderosa pine with pinyon pine and juniper.
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.21N., R.11E., Sec(s) 11,12. Project located on the southwestern end of the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest.
Travel Management on the Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/31/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
05/2012 Jack Carpenter
575-758-6200
jdcarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designation of roads open to motorized public travel, closure of roads to motorized public travel. Elimination of cross-country motorized travel.Forest Plan amendment is required. Draft EA is expected to go out for 30-day comment November 2011.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25677
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Mora, Rio Arriba, Taos. LEGAL - east and south of Taos, New Mexico includes area south to Truchas, New Mexico. Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest, northern New Mexico.
Tri-State Taos to Black Lake Transmission Line Access
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:02/2012  06/2012 MaryAnn Elder
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-caminoreal@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of 2010 proposed plan, including access across NFS lands. *This project was previously named "Tri State Transmission Line Vegetation Management Plan". Vegetation management within the transmission line right-of-way has been dropped.*
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - sections in T 25N R 13E thru T25N R 15E. North of US 64, in Taos Canyon.
Valle de Los Romeros and Osha Pass Riparian Wetland Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/05/2011  08/2011 Zigmund Napkora
575-758-6311
znapkora@fs.fed.us 
Description: restore surface drainage on trail 70, relocate portion of trail 13, obliterate and rehab unauthorized routes, stabilize headcuts, maintaing/rehab existing erosion structure
Location: UNIT - Camino Real Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T22N, R14E Sect 15 and T24N, R15E, Sect3, NMPM. Osha Pass southwest of Angel Fire and Valle de Los Romeros northwest of Holman, New Mexico.
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Carson National Forest,   Canjilon Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Canjilon Continental Divide Trail
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2011  10/2011 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Complete the last four segments of the CDT across the Canjilon RD.
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Canjilon Ranger District.
Continental Divide Trail- Mogote Ridge, Martinez Canyon, and Mesa De Las Viejas Sections
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Complete the re-route analysis for the last three segments of the CDT on the Canjilon Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T.28N., R.7E., Section 31 (32); T.28N., R.6E., Sections 33, 34, 35, & 36; T.27N., R.6E., Sections (1), 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 17, 20, 28, 29, & 33; T.26N., R.6E., Sections 4, 8, 9, 17, 20, 29, & 32; T.25N., R. Canjilon Ranger District.
D1 Lakes Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2011  10/2011 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project proposes to remove sediment from five lakes on the Canjilon RD. Three lakes are located at Canjilon Lakes and two at Trout Lakes. Where needed, the lakes will be sealed with proper soils and allowed to fill back in with water.
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T27 N, R6 E, Section 20 and T27 N, R5 E, Section 2. Canjilon Ranger District.
Frank Martinez Road SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Ray Martinez
505-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Private Road SUP (one permit to provide access to private land) The length of road is approximately 127 feet.
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T. 27 N., R. 4 E., Section 35. Canjilon Ragner District.
Highway 84 Thinning
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  01/2012 Juan Martinez
575-684-2489
jrmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning along the ROW along Highway 84 turnoff to Trout Lakes
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 27 N, R 4 E, Sec 35 & 36. Thinning along Highway 84 and turnoff to Trout Lakes.
Lopez Canyon Improvement Project
CE
- Watershed management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Juan Martinez
575-684-2489
jrmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Soil and watershed, and range improvement project, including drop structures, cross fencing, water developments, recontouring, gully plugs
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T 26N, R 5E Sec. 33 SW1/4 of NE1/4. Lopez Canyon.
Windstream Communications Fiber Optic Line
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
505-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to issue a SUP to bury a fiber optic line in a trench measuring 36" deep and 24" wide, and approximately 6,000 feet in length.
Location: UNIT - Canjilon Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T. 26N., R. 4E., Sections 12 and 13. Canjilon Ranger District.
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Carson National Forest,   El Rito Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Forest Road 23 Flagstone Pit Analysis
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/28/2011  11/2011 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand the existing flagstone pits along Forest Road 23.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35931
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T. 23 N, R. 5E, Section 3; T. 24 N, R. 5 E, Section 34; Ghost Ranch USGS Quad. Forest Road 23 on El Rito RD.
Lower El Rito WUI
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fire hazard in the lower El Rito Canyon, improve watershed conditions within the El Rito Creek watershed, and improve timber stands. Provide protection to the community of El Rito, NM from catastrophic wildlfires.
Location: UNIT - El Rito Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Lower El Rito Canyon.
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Carson National Forest,   Jicarilla Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Rosa Three Dimensional Geophysical Survey
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/05/2011  09/2011 John Reidinger
(505) 632-2956
jreidinger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Geophysical survey using helpcopter supported shot holes and on road vibroseis machines on exisiting roads, use of geophones for recording data and staging areas and land zones for helicopters. No off road use is proposed. East Rosa Unit NFS lands
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T30 N R 4,5 W; T31 N R4,5 W; T32N R4,5 W ; NMPM. Jicarilla Ranger District East Rosa area.
Eul and Carracas Rim Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Cynthia Campbell
505-632-2956
cicampbell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reintroduce frequent, low-intensity broadcast prescribed fire concentrating on areas of thick duff and litter to improve conditions conducive to mule deer, elk, and other wildlife.
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T32N, R5W, Sec 11 and 12. Western side of northern most portion of the Jicarilla Ranger District on Carracas Mesa.
Rosa Unit SWD#1 to SWD#2 saltwater gathering pipeline and Trunk A extension #3 gas pipeline
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 07/13/2011  09/2011 John Reidinger
(505) 632-2956
jreidinger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Saltwater gathering pipeline for disposal, natural gas transport, and electric line to be constructed concurrently within same corridor.
Location: UNIT - Jicarilla Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - Section 3, T31N, R4W, and Sections 25, 34, 35, and 36, T31N, R5W. On northern half of District within Rosa Unit portion of Carbresto Canyon.
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Carson National Forest,   Questa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bitter Creek Native Trout Habitat Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012  07/2012 George Long
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize headcuts and restore wetlands in the headwaters of Bitter Creek for the benefit of native trout populations.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 29N, R. 15E, Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, and 18. Approximately 3 miles north-northeast of the community of Red River.
Comanche Creek Native Trout Habitat Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2011 
Expected:12/2011  05/2012 George Long
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize headcuts and restore wetland waterflow in the headwaters of Comanche Creek for the benefit of native trout populations.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 29N, R. 15E, Sections 1-3, 10-15, and 23-26; T. 30N, R. 15E, Sections 14, 23-27, and 34-36; T. 29N, R. 16E, Sections 4-9, 16-21, 30, and 31; T. 30N, R. 16E, Sections 16-21 and 28-33. Approximately 6 miles northeast of the community of Red River, in the northwestern corner of the Valle Vidal.
Red River Sewage Treatment Plant Special Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A MaryAnn Elder
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Town of Red River SUP application to construct additional facilities inside existing permit boundary. New facilities include sludge handling building, municipal solid waste transfer building, fire station.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - Township 29N, Range14E, Section 33. One mile west of the Town of Red River, on the north side of Red River Canyon.
Red River Water Well Rehabilitation
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/02/2011  10/2011 MaryAnn Elder
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve the following actions under an existing special use permit held by the town of Red River: rehabilitate two (2) existing wells, replace one (1) well, and plug and abandon two (2) existing wells in the Pioneer Canyon Well Field.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 29N, R. 14E, Section 35. Pioneer Canyon Well Field, west of the town of Red River.
Southwest Nordic Center Permit Amendment Adding Summer Use
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2011 
Expected:01/2012  01/2012 MaryAnn Elder
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action includes amending the existing permit to allow use of the yurt in the months of June through October.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - New Mexico Principal Meridian, T. 28 N., R. 14 E., Sec. 34. In and around the area known as Bull-of-the-Woods pasture.
St. Edwin's Church Restroom Addition
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/26/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 MaryAnn Elder
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend the permit to add a 100 square foot addition and covered handicap ramp on the backside of the St. Edwin's Church. The addition will contain bathrooms. The church is located on the Questa Ranger District, just outside of the Town of Red River.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 29N, R 14E, Section 35. Just north of Town of Red River.
Taos Ski Valley Inc. Parking Lot Drainage
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/20/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 MaryAnn Elder
575-586-0520
comments-southwestern-carson-questa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Add a 500' french drain pipe in the existing ditch along the upper edge of the paved Armadillo Lot at Taos Ski Valley. This area is within the existing special use permit boundary.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T 27 N., R 14 E., Section 4. Taos Ski Valley Parking Lot.
Taos Ski Valley's 2010 Master Development Plan - Phase 1 Proposed Projects
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 11/23/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
08/2012 Audrey Kuykendall
575-758-6200
akuykendall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Carson NF proposes to authorize TSV to develop 2 new chairlifts, 2 new gladed runs, a snowtubing area, mtn biking & snowshoeing trails, & new turnaround at the base area, as well as reconfigure several of the parking lots, within existing permit area
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34310
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 27 N, R. 14 E, Sec. 9, 15, 16, 21. TSV is a downhill ski area located in the Sangre de Cristo Mtns, about 20 miles NE of Taos, NM, at the terminus of SR 150, on the Rio Hondo, in Taos Co.
Travel Management on the Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/30/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
04/2012 Jack Carpenter
575-758-6200
jdcarpenter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designation of NFS roads and NFS trails open to motor vehicle use, in accordance with the Travel Management Rule. Forest Plan amendment is required. Preliminary EA is estimated to go out for 30-day comment in 06/2011.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25675
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - land area north of Taos, NM adjacent to Red River and Questa, New Mexico. Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest, northern New Mexico.
Upper Bitter Creek Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/27/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
04/2012 Timothy Fruits
575-758-6312
tfruits@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will address forest and watershed health issues, improvements to wildlife habitat, provide traditional use forest products, maintain heathy vegetation characteristics that allow resistance to wildfire, insect and disease outbreaks.
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - R.15E./T.30N. -Sec.31,32,33 and R.15E./T.29N.- Sec.3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,15,16,17,18,20. Headwaters of 3 watersheds, all tributaries of the Red River WS, including Bitter Creek, Cabresto Creek, Mallette Creek, has some common boundary with VV Unit and RCLA.
Valle Vidal Forest Plan Amendment
EA
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 06/14/2005 
Expected:04/2012
 
07/2012 Audrey Kuykendall
575-758-6200
akuykendall@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amendment to the Forest Plan to include the Valle Vidal Unit. The EA is estimated to be out for comment in early 2012.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/carson/planning
Location: UNIT - Questa Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Colfax, Taos. LEGAL - T 29,30 N, R 15,16,17 E, NMPM. Valle Vidal Unit, Carson National Forest between Costilla and Cimarron, New Mexico.
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Carson National Forest,   Tres Piedras Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aldo Leopold Interpretive Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/12/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
11/2011 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action for this project is to provide an interpretive trail beginning near the Tres Piedras district office and extending to the Leopold house and rock outcrops located near the administrative site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36725
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T28 N, R9E, Section 15. Tres Piedras Ranger District administrative site.
Cerro Azul Grazing Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/28/2011  12/2011 Sandra Imler-Jacquez
575-581-4554
sandraimlerjacquez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Range Allotment Analysis and Assessment of Grazing Management for the Cerro Azul Allotment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26215
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Cerro Azul Allotment, Tres Piedras Ranger District, Carson National Forest.
Charles Brunn Mining Claim
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/16/2011  06/2011 Ray Martinez
505-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to approve a Plan of Operations for Mining Activities for excavating placer gravel from within the stream and adjacent areas to prospect for gold. Associated activity will include the use of backhoe, hand tools, and sluice box.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T. 29 N., R. 7 E., Section 29. Tres Piedras Ranger District.
Connie Taylor Road SUPs
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/15/2011  08/2011 Ray Martinez
505-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal is to grant two SUPs to one owner for two different parcels of land immediately west of U.S. Highway 285 near Cerro Mojino. The lenght is short (less than 25 to 75 yards) and will access private property.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. LEGAL - T. 25N., R. 10 E., Section 7. U.S. Highway 285 near Cerro Mojino, Taos County.
KRZA Radio Tower
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
505-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Developing proposal to raise the current guyed tower an additional 75 feet. This proposal would be granted under an existing lease.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. LEGAL - T. 30N, R. 9E., Section 5. Tres Piedras Ranger District.
Lungstrums Small Tract Act application
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Ray Martinez
575-684-2489
rjmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Small Tracts Act
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Taos. Tres Piedras Ranger District.
Tio Grande and Tanques Creeks Fish Barriers
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Juan Martinez
575-684-2489
jrmartinez@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruction of existing fish barriers on Tio Grande Creek and Tanques Creek to protect Rio Grande Cutthroat trout populations.
Location: UNIT - Tres Piedras Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Rio Arriba. Tres Piedras Ranger District ,Tio Grande Above private lands (fr 87) at forest boundary, Tanques Canyon at FR 93 road closure.
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